State historic preservation group announces 2017 tour lineup

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The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program has announced its schedule for tours of historic properties across the state in 2017.

In the “Walks Through History” tour, co-sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council, AHHP historians each month provide free guiding walking tours.

Tours usually begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. The 2017 schedule includes:

  • Downtown Jonesboro tour, co-sponsored by the Downtown Jonesboro Partnership, March 1.
  • Keo Commercial Historic District tour (Lonoke County), April 15.
  • Downtown Hope Commercial District tour, co-sponsored by the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, May 13.
  • Arkansas Tech University tour, co-sponsored by the Pope County Historical Society and Arkansas Tech University, June 9.
  • Downtown Searcy tour, co-sponsored by the White County Historical Society, July 15.
  • Siloam Springs Downtown Historic District tour, co-sponsored by Main Street Siloam Springs, Aug. 12.
  • Mountain Home Commercial Historic District tour, co-sponsored by the Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society, Sept. 9.
  • Camp Chaffee Historic District tour, co-sponsored by the Chaffee Crossing Historic District, Oct. 14.
  • Dumas Commercial Historic District, co-sponsored by Main Street Dumas, Nov. 11.
  • El Dorado Commercial Historic District, co-sponsored by Main Street El Dorado, Dec. 9.

The “Sandwiching in History” tour is a weekday program that will take place at noon, featuring brief lectures and tours of Pulaski County structures and sites. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches with them.

The 2017 tour schedule includes:

  • Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock, Jan. 6.
  • Trapnall Hall, 423 East Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, Feb. 3.
  • Old Central Fire Station, 506 East Main Street, North Little Rock, March 3.
  • Dibrell House, 1400 Spring Street, Little Rock, April 7.
  • Arkansas Ordnance Plant Guard House (Jacksonville Museum of Military History), 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville, May 5.
  • Carmelite Convent and Chapel, 7201 W. 33rd Street, Little Rock, June 2.
  • Albert Pike Hotel, 701 Scott Street, Little Rock, July 7.
  • Acme Brick, 301 South Victory Street, Little Rock, Aug. 4.
  • Park Hill Fire Station and Water Company Complex, 3417-3421 Magnolia Street, North Little Rock, Sept. 1
  • Gustave Kleinschmidt House, 621 East 16th Street, Little Rock, Oct. 6.
  • Pulaski County Courthouse, 401 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Nov. 3.
  • Little Rock City Hall, 500 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Dec. 1.

All tours are free and open to the public. More information is available at www.arkansaspreservation.org or by calling (501) 324-9880.

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